Smoking Essay - Michelle Schutter Cem Ceyhan ENGL 106...

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Michelle Schutter Cem Ceyhan ENGL 106 18-February 2008 I’d Rather Live A Healthy Life: A Response to Florence King Smoking is one of the most controversial topics in today’s culture. Many of us grew up  with ads for cigarettes and other tobacco products bombarding television and movie screens or  splayed across billboards.  Anti-smoking sentiments have greatly increased in the last 20 years.  Would smokers really rather smoke than live long, healthy lives? Florence King answers this question and more in her article “I’d Rather Smoke than  Kiss” published in the National Review.  King, who as been a smoker for 28 years, feels  personally victimized by the anti-smoking movement that is sweeping America.  King examines  the need for non-smokers to patronize and limit a smoker’s rights concerning their own health.  King explains the sentiments of many smokers today. Although King’s article makes some good  points about smoking, I think she is too one-sided in her explanation, making her seem cynical  and jaded.  Many of King’s points are quite believable and realistic, such as the belief that non- smokers blatantly look down on smokers. King refers to these non-smokers as “smokists” 
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ENGL 106 taught by Professor Ceyhan during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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